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WTI Options Liquidity During Non-U.S. Hours

Highlights:

  • WTI Options (LO) traded 86% electronically in November 2019
  • 15% of total electronic LO volume has been executed during non-US hours YTD in 2019

New Expiration Rules for Brent Options

Highlights:

Brent Crude Oil options (BZO) will be auto-exercised with no contrary instructions allowed beginning with the March 2020 contract expiration on NYMEX. The new options expirations rules allow a simpler and more transparent expiration process for traders hedging the volatile crude oil market.

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Clearing CME Globex Floor CME ClearPort Product Name Subgroup Exchange Volume Open Interest
LN LNE - LN Natural Gas Option (European) Natural Gas NYMEX 170,257 2,081,418
LO LO - LO Crude Oil Option Crude Oil NYMEX 75,747 1,754,793
ON ON - ON Natural Gas Option (American) Natural Gas NYMEX 21,253 140,929
WA WAY - WA WTI Crude Oil 1 Month Calendar Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 13,600 320,400
G4 G4X - G4 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 1 Month Spread Option Natural Gas NYMEX 13,513 293,959
7A B7A - 7A Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Financial 1 Month Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 9,500 121,175
E7 AE7 - E7 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial Option Natural Gas NYMEX 8,400 22,727
G6 G6B - G6 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 6 Month Spread Option Natural Gas NYMEX 5,000 64,050
BV ABV - BV WTI-Brent Crude Oil Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 2,800 124,225
LO4 LO4 - LO4 Crude Oil Weekly Options - Week 4 Crude Oil NYMEX 2,498 6,041
Trade Date: 17 Jan 2020 | FINAL

Note: Volume and Open Interest data is from the previous trade date. Preliminary data updates at approximately 9:00 p.m. CT and the final update is at 10:00 a.m. CT next business day.

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